ForYourArt’s curated list of the best opportunities to SEE, COLLECT, LEARN ABOUT, and SUPPORT art everyday.
SATURDAY, JUNE 16
Scot Heywood: Polarities
Frank Lloyd Gallery (Santa Monica)
Opening reception for a collection of new works by painter Scot Heywood. Polarities employs geometric abstraction on a series of monochrome panels. On view through July 7, 2012.
David Florimbi: Going and Coming
Frank Pictures Gallery (Santa Monica)
Opening reception for a solo show by Santa Barbara-based artist David Florimbi. Going and Coming will feature a series of landscape paintings that incorporate a feeling of movement and disorientation. On view through August 15, 2012.
Satellite Space (Santa Monica)
Opening reception for an exhibition of video works by Chris Coy, Roxy Farhat, Oliver Laric, Lindsay Lawson, Jon Rafman, and J Patrick Walsh 3. Satellite Space is located within the TigrisNet compound, an Internet Service Provider for Iraq and other regions in the Middle East. AME/ALE/PLE/PME will place each artist’s video within this space and replace the daily content of the monitors with videos that explore the nature of digital imagery, exchanges, and connections.
The Floor Show: Gravity and Materials
Gagosian Gallery (Beverly Hills)
Opening reception for a group exhibition of floor-based sculpture. Curated by Richard Marshall and featuring works by artists including Mike Kelley, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Serra, and Andy Warhol, The Floor Show explores the variety of ways contemporary artists have expanded the possibility of the sculptural medium by removing it from the pedestal. On view through July 28, 2012.
ARTBOOK @ PaperChase Sample Sale
ARTBOOK @ PaperChase (Hollywood)
This event will feature books on art, photography, design, fashion, architecture, theory, music, film and culture discounted by 60 to 85 percent. The sample sale continues on Sunday, June 17, 2012.
Print x Print
Bleicher Gallery (Mid-City West)
Opening reception for a group show featuring fine art prints by artists including Joan Miro, Tran Van Can, Robie Conal, Courtney Reid, Ann McCoy, Airom, Jim Holyoak, Mike Saijo, Frank Romero, Roger Herman, Faith Ringgold, and Luke Matjas. Curated by Sung-Hee Son, Print x Print will be on view through July 9, 2012.
Slanguage Jr. Art Gallery
LA><ART (Culver City)
Led by different contemporary artists from Los Angeles, this afternoon workshop will provide an opportunity for children ages 5 to 13 to make their own works of art in a variety of media. From collages and painting to sculpture and installation, Slanguage will bring young audiences and artists together for a family friendly arts education experience. This event is presented in conjunction with Made in L.A. 2012.
The Road Ahead
Roberts & Tilton (Culver City)
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by Derek Adams, Sebastian Black, Noah Davis, Michael Dopp, Egan Frantz, Eberhard Havekost, Israel Lund, Marisa Mandler, Barry McGee, John Monn, Betye Saar, Ed Templeton, Kehinde Wiley, and Lisa Yuskavage. The Road Ahead will feature interdisciplinary works that explore the concept of each artist’s relationship to the past.
Home Is Where the Needle Marks
Pop tART Gallery (Downtown)
Opening reception for a group show that will explore the concept of home through various needle-point methods. Participating artists including Rebecca Ringquist, Joetta Maue, and Erin Daniels Endicott were asked to submit works that deal with the idea of how they interpret their own place of refuge. The show will feature fiber arts and stitch works including crochet, knitting, embroidery, cross-stitch, needlepoint, quilting, and applique.
Karen Frimkess Wolff: Dancing on Eggshells
Little Tokyo Galleria (Downtown)
ShoeboxLA, an organization that collaborates with Los Angeles artists the on one-day site-specific exhibitions, presents Dancing on Eggshells. This installation by multi-disciplinary artist Karen Frimkess Wolff will feature a sculptural work displayed outside the traditional gallery setting.
Fellows of Contemporary Art (Chinatown)
Opening reception for a collection of new works by artists Mary Cecile Gee, Gina Genis, and Nigel Poor. Curated by Grace Kook-Anderson of the Laguna Art Museum, Mnemonic Ritual will explore the subject of loss, mourning, and the remnants of what was through objects and photographs. The event will feature a discussion with the artists at 7pm. On view through August 18, 2012.
Various Locations (Miracle Mile)
LACMA’s annual ArtWalk will feature live music, dance performances, and interactive art projects at LACMA and in neighboring galleries along the Miracle Mile. Admission to LACMA, the Architecture+Design Museum, and the Craft and Folk Art Museum is free during ArtWalk. Additionally, more than twenty galleries and businesses on Wilshire Boulevard and La Brea Avenue will participate in the event. Be sure to participate in FYA’s aMUSEment Hunt to win prizes including original prints, catalogues, tote bags, foot massage gift certificates, museum admission tickets, and memberships.
Pop Hop Pops Up
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
Book shop and print studio Pop-Hop Books & Print presents a temporary weekend residency at ForYourArt. Presented in conjunction with the Muse ArtWalk, this event will feature a selection of books from the store, including art editions, literature, children’s books, and zines in addition to a Pop-Up bookmaking workshop. The Pop Hop Pop Up will continue on Sunday, June 17, 2012.
Opening reception for See Change, a permanent video installation featuring 17 original, site-specific works located in the arrivals hall of the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX, which is open to the public. See Change will include two large-scale displays: a 58-screen, 90-foot linear video filmstrip suspended from the ceiling, and a 25-screen media wall. Featured artists include Monika Bravo, Patty Chang and Noah Klersfeld, Kurt Hentschlager, and Caspar Stracke.
Roger Medearis: His Regionalism
Huntington Library (San Marino)
Opening day of a career-spanning collection by late American artist Roger Medearis. His Regionalism will feature more than 30 works in various media including paintings, prints, drawings, and sculpture, along with letters and photographs. On view through September 17, 2012.
Ellen Schinderman, briscoe and green search for a lost customer, 2010, cotton on linen